1. A notary in California can use ditto marks when recording the same information for multiple journal entries.

2. You should always let someone know where you’re going and how long you expect to be gone when traveling to perform a notarization.

3. Notaries are able to notarize a “translation” of a birth certificate both foreign and local.

4. If you want to resign your commission, you will need to send a letter of resignation to the Secretary of State’s office and within 20 days deliver all of your notarial journals, records and papers to the county clerk in which your current oath of office is on file.

5. The new term of office of a notary public is now six years commencing with the date specified in the commission.